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Moelven selects Hekotek for pellet plant

Estonia-headed wood processing technology provider AS Hekotek has announced that it has been selected by Moelven Pellets AS to build its 80 000 tonne-per-annum pellet plant at its Soknabruket sawmill outside Hønefoss, Norway. The order marks Hekotek's first delivery into Norway.

In August 2018, Norway-headed wood products major Moelven Industrier ASA revealed that it is investing NOK 270 million (≈ EUR 27.7 million) in an integrated wood pellet and bioenergy plant at its Soknabruket sawmill outside Hønefoss, Norway. The first-of-its-kind pellet project in Norway will use residues from Moelven’s sawmills and marks the company’s entry into the wood pellet space with a new subsidiary Moelven Pellets AS.

According to Hekotek, the pellet plant equipment delivery agreement with Moelven Pellets was concluded in October 2018 and includes equipment from Hekotek, a belt dryer from Stela Laxhuber GmbH delivers belt dryer for drying of sawdust, and three pellet presses from CPM Europe B.V. The pellets will be stored in silos, which will be fitted for truck loading for end users.

According to schedule, the new pellet plant should begin commissioning in October 2019. The value of the order for Hekotek has not been disclosed.

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